You can view the available licenses in vSphere along with their expiration dates, available capacity, and usage. You can also view the available products and assets.


  • To view and manage licenses in the vSphere environment, you must have the Global > Licenses privilege on the vCenter Server system, where the vSphere Web Client runs.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration, and under Licensing, select Licenses.
  2. Select a tab for the licensing information that you want to view.




    Lists all licenses that are available in the vSphere environment. For every license, you can view the associated license key, license usage, license capacity, and expiration date.


    Lists the products that have licenses available in the vSphere environment. You can view the licenses that are available for every product, licensed features, license usage, and license capacity.


    Displays licensing information about the assets that are available in the vSphere environment. Assets are vCenter Server systems, hosts, vSAN clusters, and other products that you use with vSphere that are listed under Solutions.

What to do next

To comply with the EULA of vSphere and the products that you use with vSphere, you should not keep unassigned licenses in the inventory.

  • If any unassigned licenses exist, assign these licenses to assets.

  • Remove all expired licenses or licenses that you do not intend to assign. For example, if you have upgraded, divided, or combined any licenses in My VMware, you must remove the old licenses from the inventory.